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Summer Reading

Summer Reading     

The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to engage ALL students in rigorous, high interest novels (chapter books) of THEIR choice.  The key to broadening our love for reading is through pleasure and interest. Throughout the summer, students will actively read a novel and participate in a reading/writing connection activity within the first grading period.

Summer Reading is Required For all Advanced ELA  students. All other students are strongly encouraged to participate. 

Select a book (chapter book) of your choice on YOUR GRADE LEVEL from your home, public library, online, or anywhere you find books! You MAY NOT select a picture book, or a book that you have read, or a book that was taught in your previous ELA classes. Summer reading novels need to be read by the end of August 2021.

~ Free San Antonio Public Library Card Visit:

~ Try free ebooks by visiting:

Novel Choices: we have developed a list of suggested authors and popular novel lists you can pick from. Don’t forget to ask family members, friends, and teachers for novels to read. 



 Jason Reynolds       Jeanne Duprau

 Sandra Cisneros      Lynda Hunt 

 Stephanie Meyer     Suzanne Collins

 Marissa Meyer     Neal Shusterman

 Veronica Roth     GordonKorman

 John Green      Joan Lowery Nixon 

 Ally Condie           Lois Duncan

 Lauren Oliver       Robert Lipsyte

 J.K. Rowling         Rick Riordan

Gary Paulsen  Kamkwamba &Mealer

Markus Zusak       Carl Deuker

Alex London         Tim Green

Sarah Dessen       Sharon Draper

Caroline Cooney    Ann M.Martin

Jerry Spinelli   James Patterson          

Popular Novel Lists


International Literacy Association: Young Adult’s Choice List


Lone Star Reading List


Summer Reading Book List Broken Down By Genre:


Email the Bernal Librarian, Mrs. Gonzales

OR our ELA Coordinator


There are no required assignments/projects for students to do during the summer for their novel.  However, when students return to school next year, their ELA teacher will have some reading/writing connection assignments for them to complete to cover the concepts of their novel.  


To organize your thoughts while reading use this organizer.  


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